King Diamond, the prolific band and man behind it, have signed a three album deal with Metal Blade Records, home of such Heavy Blog favorites as Behemoth, Between the Buried and Me, Cattle Decapitation, and The Ocean. While King Diamond has never been the same since Mercyful Fate, it is awesome to know that he will be out there touring on new material, which he hasn’t done in a long time.
King Diamond’s last album Give Me You Soul… Please came out in 2007, and since 2010, we’ve seen King Diamond recovering from several heart attacks and a triple bypass surgery, putting King Diamond and his musical projects on hiatus ever since. It’s good to know that he’s in good spirits and is feeling well and confident enough to get back out there and continue his legacy.
More details as they come! Read the full press statement below:
“ Metal Blade Records is pleased to announce that Grammy Award nominated KING DIAMOND has signed a new 3 album worldwide record deal with the label.
“This is gonna be awesome! Another perfect piece of the puzzle. We have the full backup of Metal Blade, and there’s an understanding between us that goes much, much deeper than before.
Our new business setup will noticeably benefit the fans in so many ways. You must have already noticed some of all the cool new stuff that is happening.
Now we can’t wait to get out there and start touring again!”